Ouachita Parish is certainly not immune from noncustodial parents who try to skirt, or simply cannot make, their child support payments.
Even while married, spouses can live separate financial lives. While sometimes this arrangement is by design, other times one spouse might be making financial transactions behind the other person's back. So if one spouse takes out secret credit cards and racks up debt unbeknownst to their husband or wife, is that other spouse responsible for half the debt after a divorce?
The Louisiana Department of Children and Families, along with the city of Monroe, Louisiana, took time to celebrate and thank loving families that adopted children in the recent years, and also highlighted the scores of children that are still looking for a home.
Making prompt and sufficient child support payments can prove to be a challenge for some noncustodial parents, especially if they are unemployed or underemployed. Many noncustodial parents who spend time in jail or prison are later released to a bad situation. Not only do they face a mounting debt of back child support, but they also do not have a way of immediately earning money in order to pay it off. This not only straps the noncustodial parent financially, but also robs the child of the greatly needed finances for everyday expenses.
In our last blog, we discussed a situation where a gay New York couple adopted a child from Louisiana. When acquiring a Louisiana birth certificate for their child, the state refused to list both men as parents, because Louisiana does not recognize gay marriage nor are gay couples eligible to adopt a child in the state.
The United States Supreme Court would not hear a case concerning the adoption process of a Louisiana child and a same-sex couple from New York.
A recent study uncovered the fact that cancer causes an increased likelihood that a couple will seek a divorce. This is especially true when the one stricken with the illness is female.
A small-scale adoption scam, which spanned throughout portions of the United States, bilked hopeful parents out of hundreds of dollars and highlighted the need for a qualified family lawyer to oversee this intricate legal process.
Cases of domestic violence do not just affect the members of a single household. When domestic violence spirals out of control, the results can have a devastating effect on a number of people throughout the community.
A Baton Rouge, Louisiana man thought he hit a jackpot, but instead, the money was confiscated by the state and put toward a growing bill of unpaid child support he owed.